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Example Cover Letters

Updated on May 2, 2011

Example Cover Letters from the real world

This article will dissect some real world example cover letters from my career in IT. As a software developer, I have started a job every 2 years since graduating university in 1996. That's a lot of cover letters, resumes and job interviews.

The example cover letters that I use were created from this program called Amazing Cover Letter Creator ->

I have always been successful with the cover letters it creates. That is not to say that I get every job that I apply for, but I do get to the interview stage for 95% of the jobs that I apply for. This is not because I am the perfect candidate, but because I now know how to write the perfect cover letter.

Some people send the same cover letter to each potential employer with their resume. This is not what you should be doing, but hey, at least you have a cover letter. Some don't have one at all and simply send a resume. This is much worse.

Your letter should be written specifically for each role that you are applying for. For example, my cover letter for a C++ programmer role was very different for the web developer role. Each role, while in the same industry, required a different set of skills and I needed to demonstrate a different set of interests.

Web Developer Example Cover letters:

Dear Wayne,

My name is Jimmy Cregline and I am writing to you to apply for the Senior Web Developer job advertised on seek.com.au

I have been programming with OO PHP for 5 years and have completed many large projects.

I am currently employed as a Software Engineer and Project Manager at an online marketing company. The main technologies I use daily are OO PHP, MySQL and Perl.

My former employer was NetFlix. I was part of a development team that designed and implemented an online DVD rental system. This software has since been licensed and is currently used all around the world. Telstra Bigpond is one of the more well known licensees.

I'm looking to advance my Software Engineering career by learning new technologies and completing new and exciting projects.

I'm a hard working and reliable person always looking to grow my knowledge and learn new technologies and skills. I'm sure if I am given the opportunity to meet with you I will be able to tell you more about my achievements and aspirations.

I look forward to meeting with you.

Kind Regards,

Jimmy Cregline

C++ Programmer Example Cover letters:

Dear Cathy Jones,

My name is Jimmy Cregline and I am writing to you to apply for the Software Engineering job advertised on seek.com.au

I am currently employed as a Software Engineer and Project Manager at an online marketing company. The main technologies I use daily are OO PHP, MySQL and Perl.

I also have experience in programming with object oriented C++. My former employer was NetFlix. I was part of a development team that designed and implemented a DVD dispatching system using Microsoft Visual C++. This software has since been licensed and is currently used all around the world. Telstra Bigpond is one of the more well known licensees.

I'm looking to advance my Software Engineering career by learning new technologies and extending my C++ experience. I have not had any experience with true real time systems but I have recently been involved in time sensitive projects in telecommunications. I was heavily involved in a team that developed an advertiser sponsored telephone system called sponsortel.com which involved processing and routing live telephone calls around the world in real time. This kind of technology excited me as it was new and challenging.

I'm a hard working and reliable person always looking to better myself and learn new technologies and skills. I think I have a lot to offer BGE Systems and a career at BGE Systems would be very rewarding. I'm sure if I am given the opportunity to meet with you I will be able to tell you more about my achievements and aspirations.

I look forward to meeting with you.

Kind Regards.

Jimmy Cregline

As you can see, the cover letters are similar and they even list similar past employers but each of them focus on different technical skills that each employer is seeking. These are just a couple of example cover letters that I have used in the past but there are so many more that you can choose from that have been written by a true expert right here.

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      Remedios Petraglia 3 years ago

      [quote]8192 characters left.[/quote]

      You said it nicely.!.

      Appreciate it, Numerous data.

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      Futamarka 4 years ago

      Для крепления шиньонных планок применяют гвозди длиной 40 мм, толщиной 1,6—1,8 мм. В каждую планку длиной до 300 мм забивают три гвоздя: два — в боковой паз и один — в торцевой. В планку длиной более 300 мм забивают четыре гвоздя, из них три — в боковой паз и один — в торцевой. Для этого рабочий встает на колено по направлению укладки планок. Ящик с гвоздями ставит с левой стороны, в правой руке держит молоток, в левой — добойник. Сначала укладывают правой рукой первую планку маячной елки. Уложив ее точно по шнуру, правым коленом прижимают к основанию, а левой берут и направляют его в паз, под углом 45°. Затем легким ударом наживляют его и сильным ударом загоняют до паза (рис. 88). Забив в боковой паз два-три гвоздя, один забивают в торцевой паз.

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      Sean 6 years ago

      Great examples. Thanks!

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      gopi 7 years ago

      It's very useful for me. thanks

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      Laura Paris 7 years ago

      Hey Great article. thanks for the advice. your site is very useful. thanks again...... :)

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      Manish Patel 9 years ago

      This is really simple and good.

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      RENAVIE19 9 years ago

      HEY...I LIKE YOU'RE ARTICLE...hope you continue doing just fine!

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      jean 9 years ago

      thanks a lot your samples is very useful in my requirements.we are obliged to collect letters..thaks a lot..god bless.more power..

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      M Durga prasad 9 years ago

      Really simple and good

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      Sarah Maine 9 years ago

      Thankyou for the examples. do you have any sales/marketing example cover letters? I'm applying for some jobs in sales in the next month or so.

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      James Cross 9 years ago

      Thanks for the advice, I'm applying for jobs at the moment and I was stuck.